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piece

noun [C] (THING)    /piːs/
A2 a single object of a particular type: a piece of furniture/clothing/equipment a piece of paper (= a whole sheet) a piece of china (= an object made of china) a piece of information/adviceObjects - general words B2 something that has been created by an artist, musician, or writer: an orchestral/piano/instrumental piece a skilful piece of work/research Did you read that piece (= article) in the newspaper?The visual arts in general a single thing that forms part of a set: a chess pieceWords meaning parts of things a coin with a stated value: Could you swap me a 20p piece for two tens?Forms of money and methods of payment Grammar:Piece words and group wordsSee moreGrammar:Piece wordsPiece words make it possible to talk about a single unit or units of something which is seen as uncountable. Piece words include words such as piece, bit, item, article. We normally use them with of. We can use them in the singular or the plural.See more
(Definition of piece noun (THING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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